Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1665

Forb
Perennial/Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & NC)

Look for it in nutrient-rich woodlands and forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves partially evergreen
Simple
Plant caulescent ("leafy-stemmed"), sometimes appearing acaulescent ("stemless")
Plant minutely pubescent

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
Lateral petals bearded
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Viola walteri   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viola walteri   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 130-02-025:
Viola walteri   FAMILY Violaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Violaceae of the Southeastern US (McKinney & Russell, 2002)
Viola walteri var. walteri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viola walteri

 

COMMON NAME:
Walter's Violet, Prostrate Blue Violet